6.5 magnitude earthquake hits West Australia

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has hit off the West Australian coast, shaking items off shelves and stunning local residents who have never experienced earth tremors before. The undersea earthquake occurred at 3.39pm AEST on Sunday off the shore between Port

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‘Missing’ GST refund report tabled tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Accounts Committee would be tabling the “missing” RM19.4bil Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit refund report tomorrow, a day before schedule, confirmed its chairman Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad. “The decision to release the tabling of the

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Heineken 0.0 for non-Muslims only

PUCHONG: The newly launched Heineken 0.0 is non-halal and strictly for the consumption of non-Muslims aged 21 and above, according to Heineken Malaysia Berhad. The company released a statement, clarifying that all Heineken 0.0 products are only available at the

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No full privatisation, jobs cut – Malaysia Airlines’ veterans, NUFAM

KUALA LUMPUR: No full privatisation, no job cuts and retain Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) as the national carrier — those are all its veterans and union want from the government if the acquisition by private parties is the way to

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Don’t confuse Muslims with alcohol free drinks

PARIT BUNTAR: Beer manufacturers in the country have been told not to confuse consumers especially Muslims by producing alcohol-free drink. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof stressed that alcohol-free beer is only confusing Muslims and it

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Ecocide and Prejudice: A Malaysian Emergency

“Stop deforestation immediately.” I cringed the first time I heard it. Socio-cultural anthropologist Dr Ivan Tacey, who was speaking about the role of the Orang Asli in addressing climate change, made it a key recommendation he repeated throughout the two-hour

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Get rid of Najib from BN

PADANG RENGAS: Two senior Umno leaders – Padang Rengas MP Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz and Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar has raised the pressure in calling for the removal of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak from BN. Nazri who

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Foreign appetite for Malaysian market steady

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign appetite for the Malaysian market continued to remain steady for both local equities and the ringgit, said Bank Islam Malaysia chief economist Dr Mohd Afzanizam Abdul Rashid. He said foreigners remained as net buyers on Bursa Malaysia,

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Mandatory asset declaration a new perspective to Malaysian politics

KUALA LUMPUR: The move of the government to make it mandatory for all members of parliament (MPs) to declare their assets is a wise measure to open up a new perspective in the country’s politics. Several former elected representatives believed

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Suspect behind leaked envoy memos identified

LONDON: The suspect behind the leak of confidential memos from Britain’s Washington ambassador, which sparked a major diplomatic rift with the United States, has been identified, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. Last week, Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper published memos

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